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Pequot Lakes Community Education offers classes

Classes include fiber arts and air fryer recipes.

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PEQUOT LAKES — Preregistration is required for all Pequot Lakes Community Education classes. Register by calling 218-568-9200 or register online at www.isd186.org and click on “Community Education.”

Following are upcoming classes:

  • Valentine Gifts: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church. Fee: $15 plus materials.

Students will crochet or knit unique Valentine's Day gifts. Knitting projects include a heart-shaped hand warmer or "Grandma's Favorite Heart-Shaped Dishcloth." Crochet projects include "My Love" beanie and slouch or a heart-shaped pot holder.
A material list will be provided when at registration. Knitting or crocheting skills are necessary for this class.

  • Beginning Crocheting: 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Jan. 20 and 27, at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church, or 6-8 p.m. at Pequot Lakes High School in Room C126. Fee: $15.

Students can learn the basics of crocheting, including chain stitching, the single crochet stitch, double crochet stitch, half double crochet stitch, treble crochet stitch, increasing, decreasing and reading patterns. Participants will pick from dishcloth options or a scarf.
This is a two-day class with daytime or evening options at two different locations. Participants should bring 1 skein worsted weight (medium) yarn. Lighter colors are easier to work with and size G (4.5mm) metal crochet hooks.

The class is for individuals age 14 and older. Instructor is Carol Paskewitz.

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  • Air Fryer Hype:4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, online with Tess Georgakopoulos. Fee: $35.

This online class will demonstrate recipes for homemade egg rolls, wraps, pizza bites, seasoned potato wedges and burgers. The cookalong recipe will be a copycat KFC style chicken.
A Zoom link with ingredients and prep list will be emailed before class.

  • Karen's Mystery Quilt Adventure: Starting the week of Jan. 24 online or by mail. Fee: $39.

This is for those who like quilting but hate to drag their machine to class. Quilters will not know what the final project will look like until the last stitch has been made. Registrants will receive weekly clues by email or U.S. mail.
The first clue will contain a supply list to guide the collection of all the items needed to make the quilt in the colors and patterns of the quilter's choosing. At the end of the class the quilter will receive a copy of the entire pattern.

All skill levels are welcome, but participants will need to know how to follow a pattern. Instructor Karen Parsons will provide her phone number and email address.

  • The Art of De-aging to Peel Years Off Your Age: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, online via Zoom. Fee: $29.

Chronological age is just the number of years a person has been alive. It is a fixed number and cannot be changed. Instructor Janice Novak says biological or body age is measured by how well all body systems work, and people have more control over their body age than they may think.
This workshop will guide participants to feel younger, look better and age with health and vigor. A Zoom link will be emailed before class.

  • Driver discount program for those 55 year and older: 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, in Pequot Lakes High School Room K11.

A Minnesota Highway Safety Center trained instructor teaches this driver discount program. This class will explore changes in laws, the latest vehicle technology, and will provide easy-to-use defensive driving tips.
Participants must have an eight-hour initial class before taking the refresher class. Preregistration is required (no walk-ins will be accepted).

  • Beginning Guitar Lessons for ages 14 and up: 4 and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25-March 1. Call for location and fee.

Experienced guitarist Jim Olson from Central Lakes College offers six one-on-one, 30-minute lessons in beginner guitar. Students are encouraged to bring their own guitar so they can practice at home. More information on the instructor is available at jimolsenguitar.com .

Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).
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